The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati announced the gifting of 73 acres of the Bender Mountain Nature Preserve (located west of the Mount St. Joseph, Ohio, motherhouse property) to the Western Wildlife Corridor, Inc., a Cincinnati-based nonprofit nature conservancy land trust. It is the single largest gift received by the organization in its history.
“The Sisters of Charity are delighted that Western Wildlife Corridor has accepted this gift and agreed to ensure that this special property will remain undeveloped and available for people and wildlife to enjoy into the future,” said Sister Joanne Burrows, a member of the SC Cincinnati Leadership Team who has been working with the organization throughout the process. “Their generosity ensures that a valuable wildlife throughway from the Mill Creek to the Indiana border remains unimpeded. The gift flows from the Sisters of Charity mission to care for all creation and reflects our ongoing commitment to live into the challenges articulated by Pope Francis in Laudato Si. Western Wildlife Corridor has been a wonderful neighbor, and we are confident that they will love and protect the land as we have.” Read more